Home Blood Glucose Monitoring for Better Diabetes Control

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For people with diabetes, monitoring blood sugar at home is an easy and important tool to prevent complications of their disease.   Home blood glucose monitoring is a test you do at home using a small drop of blood from your finger, a test strip and a meter to check how much sugar is in your blood at that moment.  It’s …

Knowing Symptoms of Stroke Can Save Lives

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Stroke is a loss of brain function caused by an interruption in blood flow. If blood flow is not restored, the loss of function can be permanent as brain cells die. Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in Canada, causing 6% of all deaths in Canada. Stroke affects more women than men. It is estimated that there are …

Lyme Disease: It’s local and on the rise

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Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted by ticks, small insects that attach themselves to a host and suck blood for food. The first sign of infection is often a rash that begins approximately 1 week after exposure. As it progresses, it may include the following symptoms: fatigue, confusion, drowsiness, headache, fever, numbness or tingling, joint pain, partial …

Medications Made Safer

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Many medications are taken incorrectly simply because people have difficulty in managing them. Click here to learn how we can help make your prescriptions safer.

Breast Feeding Made Easier

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Many women want to breast feed, but can’t always be with their baby at feeding time. Medela® breast pumps can make it easier to provide breast milk while Mom is away.